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the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress have made it clear that they will stop at nothing to advance their radical agenda. With President Biden’s proposed budget not including Hyde Amendment protections, taxpayers will foot the bill for Democrats’ abortion dreams.
From his first week in the Oval Office, Biden is shaping up to be the least pro-life president in history. Forcing taxpayers to fund abortions in direct violation of conscience rights will have tragic consequences for unborn babies.
Provisions like the Hyde Amendment, first passed by Congress in 1976 to prevent federal funding of abortions, have historically enjoyed bipartisan support, including support from then-Senator Biden. Same president obama sign an executive order supporting the Hyde Amendment, but that is not the case in this far-left administration.
In February, Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee blocked Amendment by Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers to include Hyde Amendment protections in their so-called “COVID-19 relief” bill. When Biden signed the bill, it became the first federal appropriations bill in more than 40 years that failed to protect taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.
The Biden administration is also seeking to backtrack the Trump administration’s “Protect Life” rule, which ensured that Title X family planning funds did not go to organizations that perform abortions or make abortion referrals. In particular, family planning removed from the Title X program rather than comply with the rule.
Now, Biden’s proposed budget also fails to include Hyde’s protections, making it clear that Democrats’ priorities lie not in protecting life at every stage, but in lobbying for abortion.
Thanks to Biden’s budget, taxpayers’ money can directly subsidize abortions and abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. It’s payday for the abortion industry in the United States and abroad.
Ending these safeguards is both unpopular and unrepresentative of the will of the American people. Recent vote found that 54% of Americans of all political backgrounds agree that taxpayer dollars should not fund abortions.
Regardless of poll numbers, the undoing of these earlier protections is a tragedy, both for those forced to respect the lack of conscience protections and for the countless unborn babies who will be denied their inherent right to life. .
Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to subsidize this practice that destroys the dignity of life, but under the Biden administration, every American is now enmeshed in the abortion industry with their tax dollars. Biden’s budget therefore undermines our fundamental right to religious freedom.
Federal laws have long supported the need to protect freedom of conscience to ensure that Americans are not coerced into funding or participating in practices that violate their moral or religious beliefs. The freedom to live according to one’s deep convictions unfortunately no longer seems permitted under this administration. Americans with deep moral objections to abortion will be forced to pay for it. It should never be.
I am deeply saddened that the Biden administration has decided to ignore the sanctity of life and force every American to fund abortions.
It is beyond tyranny to force Americans to fund a practice that destroys life and violates their sincere moral beliefs.
The Biden administration is deeply wrong to roll back important pro-life protections and force every taxpayer in the country to fund abortions.
It is a tragedy that unborn lives are being lost thanks to Biden profiting from an industry focused on destroying innocent lives.